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Writing Competitions

Writing competitions are a great way for students to sharpen their legal writing skills, get published, and possibly win cash prizes.

Below is a list of writing competitions available to all Drake Law students, organized by submission due date.

See also the American Bar Association's list of writing competitions and law student contests.

September 30, 2020
Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice
How to improve expungement related laws in state of your choice.
When, if ever, should a government stop reporting criminial records to the public?
What affects do criminal records have on former offenders ability to re-assimilate?
First Place: $2,000
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $300
Honorable Mention: $200
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July 1. 2020
2020 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
Topic: Issues of legal excellence, civility, eithics and professionalism.
Winner: cash prize of $5,000
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